Chicago Area Students Awarded Christian Leadership Scholarship

Two high school senior students have been awarded Trinity’s Greater Chicago Christian Leadership Scholarship: Jose Gonzalez of Chicago and Nathan Smith of Lake in the Hills.

The four-year renewable grant covers tuition costs and is awarded to students from the Chicago area who are from under-represented populations at Trinity and have demonstrated academic excellence, leadership, and Christian commitment.

Nathan Smith, a Jacobs High School student, plans to enroll in Trinity’s criminal justice program. He has been a member of the soccer team since his sophomore year at Jacobs and hopes to continue playing at Trinity. Smith stated that he is looking forward to meeting new people on campus and learning from others who are part of the College’s diverse community.

“Receiving the GCCLS was a huge surprise to my family and me,” said Smith. “I am very excited about attending Trinity. From the first time I walked on the campus, I knew that this was where I wanted to be.”

Jose Gonzalez attends John Hancock High School and plans to major in art and design. He participated in the After School Matters program in the Hancock Verde club, which focused on redesigning and reconstructing the garden space and high school. He was also a member of the National Honor Society, math team, and various sports teams.

Last year’s recipients were Alejandra Romo of Chicago and She’KunnahGlorri Striverson of Crete.